Our last day in Yellowknife was more of the same (cold and not enough time for everything) with the added complication of finding another place to stay for a few hours,
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Exactly 50 years ago today, the education an astronaut received in a planetarium saved his life.
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In several billion years the galaxy we live in, the Milky Way Galaxy, will collide with our nearest neighboring galaxy, the Andromeda Galaxy.
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“Breaking News! The brightest Gamma-Ray Burst ever recorded occurred at 1:47 am Mountain Time on April 27th.
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Saturn, one of the most majestic planets of our solar system, is at its closest to Earth this month.
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Evening Planets Goodbye Jupiter, hello Venus! At the beginning of May, Jupiter appears as the brightest “star” low in the western evening sky.
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It’s that time of year again! Professional and amateur astronomers from across the nation will gather to celebrate Astronomy Day on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
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As I write this, it’s been 50 to 60 degrees F for about a week and I must say that’s nice!
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From previous Mars missions, we’ve learned that Martian rocks and soil contain minerals that form in liquid water.
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As is the key to many things in Yellowknife, flexibility is key. We began Tuesday evening by trying to capture the comet just to the left of the moon.
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